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Glenn Raymond Tipton (born October 25, 1947 in Blackheath, England) is one of the lead guitarists for institution Judas Priest. Previous to Judas Priest, he was in The Flying Hat Band.

Tipton is best known for his complex, sometimes classically influenced solos and his legendary double lead guitar trades with fellow Priest guitarist K.K. Downing. Tipton’s songwriting and technical control have long been hallmarks of the Judas Priest sound.

In 1997 Tipton released his solo album Baptizm Of Fire, featuring a host of well-known musicians including Billy Sheehan, Cozy Powell and Don Airey, among others. Despite being largely ignored by the mainstream music press, it is considered a modern classic by many longtime fans of Priest.

2006 saw the release of Edge of the World featuring Cozy Powell on drums and John Entwistle on bass. The proceeds of said album were donated to the Teenage cancer trust charity.

Glenn Tipton is currently still playing with Judas Priest.


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  • Veinrot

    Happy birthday Glenn!

    26 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Polka_Dot-V

    Happy Birthday!! \m/

    25 Oct 2013 Reply
  • nsbm24

    1st vocalist of JUDAS PRIEST... Holy Rage - Kingdom of Hell via @youtube

    1 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Veinrot

    True, but still he made so much better songs

    10 Sep 2013 Reply
  • BurningFury

    Because this cover is much better then original. Glenn make a diamond from piece of shit

    13 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Veinrot

    It's ridiculous how the cover is the most played song...

    8 May 2013 Reply
  • ikd-sj

    |cruise control| iconic (๑・ω・)

    13 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Veinrot

    Two solid, underrated albums.

    7 Feb 2013 Reply
  • BurningFury

    God of Metal +

    29 Oct 2012 Reply
  • tangerman

    Fan of Hard Rock, Heavy Metal and Classic Rock? You only need one station! Rockpearls! Feel free to expand the station, by tagging "Rockpearls" on your Rock/Heavy Favourites! ROCK PEARLS Hard Rock/Heavy Metal/Classic Rock Radio

    2 Aug 2012 Reply
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    26 Oct 2011 Reply
  • HiltonMetal93-2

    happy birthday Glenn! keep the fire of the MIGHTY Priest going!

    24 Oct 2011 Reply
  • opianista81

    Best cover of Paint It Black ever, made the song even more epic than it's supost to

    1 Sep 2011 Reply
  • leksandrit

    Yeap! One of the best! imho.

    14 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Coop_R

    The handsomest and coolest guitarist I know. K.K. is just as cool, but not as handsome :)

    17 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Vantaig

    Happy birthday, Glenn!

    25 Oct 2010 Reply
  • BeyondCemetery

    Amazing guitarist

    27 Jun 2010 Reply
  • MegaMarkus

    One of the greatest songwriter and guitarist on this earth!

    24 May 2010 Reply
  • econsurbe

    Fuckin' awesome!

    17 Apr 2010 Reply
  • vasdommes

    Great guitar player and great melodist. I enjoy his rhytmic riffs and amazing solos (Painkiller, Touch Of Evil and many other). HiltonMetal93, "In my opinion, Glenn is perhaps the most quiet of the band but is certainly the most coolest and most talented guitar player" +100500 Tipton is the greatest guitar player in metal and one of the best guitarists in general. Hail Glenn!

    6 Apr 2010 Reply
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